• Congressman Garrett (VA-R)

  • Gov. Chris Christy (NJ-R)

  • Colorado 2012

  • California Field Work, Prop 19

COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of November 24, 2023

Weekly Activities:


May I say something?:  Unique to my some 6,000 presentations (5K for COP and 1000 for LEAP), was my experience this week.  I barely covered my background and organization info, when she asked a question and another and another and another…28 minutes later, I had to leave for my next appointment and she let me have 30 seconds.  Whew!!!

As you know, lobbyists/advocates are paid to run their mouth, not to listen for half an hour!

The questions were all excellent and criminal justice centered, FWIW.

Not for Nothin;  Due to confidentially rules, I can not say what exactly was exchanged.  However, I am very pleased that the last 14 years, I have been the ‘go to guy’ for drug policy info for Grover Norquist and his center-right friends.   Grover is totally on board with legalize/regulate/slightly tax marijuana.

Solid week: 13 meetings, 15,300 steps in 2 days

This Week:

5052 Presentations to Congressional staffers… 13  this week


Meetings: 01 Grover Norquist


COP stats since inception: August 2009

375  personal chats with a Member of Congress… 0

451 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs,  0 this week…

109 Appearances/Interviews on major TV/Radio/Print media. 0 This week.

215 interviews and reports in minor media …0 this week –


98 Radio Interviews:  0 this week


33 major conferences attended – CPAC 2023, (3 UN drug conferences in Vienna, Austria),  LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review, Republican Annual Retreat etc.) 0 this week

Media:  Blaze TV {new, popular right-wing}, (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC, CNN, NPR, OAN, German, Swiss, French, Spanish TV and radio) Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Grand Rapids Press + 9 other MI papers. Chicago Tribune, Honolulu Star Advertiser {foto and caption}, Reason Magazine, Reuters

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